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$90K in drugs seized from Charlottetown motel

A Charlottetown man and a Quebec man have been arrested involving a "significant drug bust" according to Charlottetown police.

A Charlottetown man and a Quebec man have been arrested involving a "significant drug bust" according to Charlottetown police.

The men face numerous possession and trafficking charges.

The arrests were made Tuesday night at a Charlottetown motel, following a lengthy investigation into inter-provincial drug trafficking according to Gary McGuigan, deputy chief of police.

A large amount of drugs and cash were seized from the motel room and from vehicles in the parking lot.

"There are approximately $90,000 worth of illegal drugs here — that would be the street value — and over $20,000 in cash," he said.

One vehicle was seized.

"What we have here we think will be significant in terms of deterring the drug trade in Charlottetown," McGuigan said.

Drugs found include marijuana, OxyContin and cocaine.

Last year, Charlottetown police seized close to $500,000-worth of illegal drugs for the entire year, McGuigan said.

Police say the Quebec man faces six charges in all, two counts of possession and four counts of trafficking.

Police say the Charlottetown man faces three counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.

Charges are pending against three other Charlottetown men.